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The McGill Library Rare Books and Special Collections began collecting rare materials in the 1850s, and through gift and purchase the holdings now constitute rich and highly diverse research collections. The humanities and social sciences and in particular art and architecture, Canadiana, history, literature, the history of ideas (philosophy and religion), travel and exploration, and the history of the book form the core of the collection. More information can be found on the library’s website http://www.mcgill.ca/library/branches/rarebooks/about


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by India. Ministry of Home Affairs
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v. ; 21-24 cm.
Topics: India. -- Ministry of Home Affairs -- Periodicals., India -- Politics and government -- 1947- --...
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by Canada. Legislature. Legislative Assembly
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26 t. in 92 v. ; 26 x 37 cm.
Topics: Canada -- Politics and government -- 1841-1867., Canada -- History -- 1841-1867 -- Sources., McGill...
1 unnumbered leaf, 277 pages ; 18 cm (12mo)
Topics: Diaries -- Early works to 1800., French poetry -- 18th century., Songs, French -- France -- Texts...
1 preliminary leaf, 62 pages 20 cm
Topics: Great Britain. -- Parliament -- Registers., Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1727-1760.,...
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by Mackenzie, William Lyon, 1795-1861; Orr, John William, 1815-1887
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124 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Topics: Almanacs, Canadian., Canada -- Politics and government -- 1791-1841., Canada -- History --...
[4], 5-150, [9] pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Craig, James Henry, -- Sir, -- 1748-1812., Prevost, George, -- 1767-1816., Québec (Province) --...
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by Cartwright, John, 1740-1824; Cartwright, F. D. (Frances Dorothy), 1780-1863, editor
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2 volumes frontispieces (volumes 1, portrait) map, plan 23 cm
Topics: Cartwright, John, -- 1740-1824., Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1760-1820., Great...
iv, 35 pages ; 24 cm
Topics: Caron, R. E. -- (René Édouard), -- 1800-1876 -- Correspondance., Canada -- Politics and...
216 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Topics: Citizenship -- Great Britain., Great Britain -- Politics and government., McGill University Library...
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by Cartwright, John, 1740-1824; Cartwright, F. D. (Frances Dorothy), 1780-1863, editor
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2 volumes frontispieces (volumes 1, portrait) map, plan 23 cm
Topics: Cartwright, John, -- 1740-1824., Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1760-1820., Great...
[3], 4-63, [1] pages ; 26 cm
Topics: Anglo-French War, 1755-1763 -- Early works to 1800., Seven Years' War, 1756-1763 -- Early works to...
15 pages 23 cm
Topics: Bas-Canada. -- Parlement. -- Chambre d'assemblée -- Élections, 1832., Elections -- Québec...
[2], 5, [1] p. ; 4to.
Topics: Fallacies of Mr. William Prynne, discovered and confuted -- Early works to 1800., Great Britain --...
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by Dufferin and Ava, Frederick Temple Blackwood, Marquis of, 1826-1902; Canada. Governor General (1872-1878 : Dufferin)
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99 pages ; 25 cm
Topics: Railroads -- Canada., Pacific Scandal, 1873., Canada -- Politics and government -- 1867-1873.,...
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by Buller, Charles, 1806-1848
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iv, 107 pages
Topics: Canada -- Politics and government -- 1791-1841., Representative government and representation --...
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by Draper, William Henry, 1801-1877; Caron, R. E. (René Edouard), 1800-1876; Lafontaine, L. H. (Louis Hippolyte), Sir, 1807-1864; Morin, A.-N. (Augustin Norbert), 1803-1865
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iv, 36 pages 23 cm
Topics: Canada -- Politics and government -- 1841-1867., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Lande...
24 pages ; 26 cm
Topics: Canada -- Politics and government -- 1841-1867., Quebec (Province) -- Politics and government --...
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Topics: Nationalism -- Québec (Province), Quebec (Province) -- Politics and government -- 1791-1841.,...
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by Dessaulles, L. A., 1819-1895
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83 pages ; 16 cm
Topics: Papineau, Louis Joseph, -- 1786-1871., Nelson, Wolfred, -- 1791-1863., Papineau, L.-J. --...
56 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Canada -- History -- Rebellion, 1837-1838., Québec (Province) -- Politics and government., Great...
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by André Savine Collection (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); Maslov, Sergeĭ, author
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2 volumes ; 22 cm
Topics: Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Influence., Communism -- Soviet Union., Soviet...
1 preliminary leaf, iv [5]-124 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Canada -- Politics and government -- 1837-1838., Church and state -- Canada., McGill University...
iv, 35 pages ; 24 cm
Topics: Caron, R. E. -- (René Édouard), -- 1800-1876 -- Correspondance., Canada -- Politics and...
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by Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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68 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 18th century., United States -- History -- French and Indian...
4 preliminary leaves, 18 pages 20 cm
Topics: George -- II, -- King of Great Britain, -- 1683-1760., Great Britain -- Politics and government --...
1 preliminary leaf, iii, 147 pages ; 17 cm
Topics: Anglo-French War, 1755-1763., Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- France -- Early works to 1800.,...
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2, 38 pages ; 20 cm
Topics: United States -- Politics and government -- 1754-1763., Canada., McGill University Library...
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by Bernard, Thomas, Sir; Bernard, Francis, Sir, 1712-1779; King, Rufus, 1755-1827, former owner. NHi; Payne, Thomas, 1752-1831, bookseller; Hingeston, Mileson, -1806, bookseller
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58, [2] p. ; 20 cm. (8vo)
Topics: Great Britain. -- Parliament. -- Bill, intituled An act for making more effectual provision for the...
12 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Canada -- History -- Rebellion, 1837-1838., Canada -- Politics and government -- 1791-1841., McGill...
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by Chisholme, David, 1796?-1842
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491 pages 24mo
Topics: Canada -- Politics and government -- 1763-1867., Québec (Province) -- Politics and government.,...
3 pages
Topics: Québec (Province). -- Constitutional Act., Elections -- Québec (Province), Québec (Province)...
[3], iv-lxxviii, [3], 2-180 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Québec (Province) -- Politics and government., Québec (Province) -- History., Canada --...
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334 pages 23 cm.
Topics: Europe -- Politics and government -- 1918-1945., McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
[3], 4-35, [1] pages
Topics: Canada -- History -- 1867-, Canada -- Politics and government -- 1841-1867., Nova Scotia --...
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by Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790; Jackson, Richard, -1787; Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. Observations concerning the increase of mankind; Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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47, [1] p. ; 20 cm. (8vo)
Topics: United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1754-1763., Anglo-French War, 1755-1763., United...
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by Dalhousie, George Ramsay, Earl of, 1770-1838; Cochran, Andrew William, 1792-1849
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54 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Canada -- Politics and government -- 1791-1841., Québec (Province) -- Politique et gouvernement...
[4], 43, [1] p. (the last p. blank) ; 21 cm. (8vo)
Topics: Bute, John Stuart, -- Earl of, -- 1713-1792., Pitt, William, -- Earl of Chatham, -- 1708-1778.,...
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by New France; Griffin, Frederick, 1798-1879, former owner; France. Conseil d'État; New France. Conseil supérieur de Québec; New France. Conseil souverain; New France. Ordonnances des intendants et arrêts portant règlements du Conseil supérieur de Québec
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2 volumes ; 26 cm
Topics: Law -- Canada., Canada -- History -- To 1763 (New France), Canada -- Politics and government -- To...
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by Baines, R
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8 pages ; 23 cm
Topics: Canada -- Politics and government -- 1837-1838., Canada -- History -- Rebellion, 1837-1838., Canada...
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115 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Canada -- Politics and government -- 1791-1841., Canada -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1838-1841.,...
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by Huske, John, 1721?-1773
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[5], 2-88 pages, [1] folded leaf of plates : coloured folded map ; 26 cm
Topics: United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775., Canada -- History -- To 1763 (New...
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by Durham, John George Lambton, Earl of, 1792-1840; Buller, Charles, 1806-1848; Wakefield, Edward Gibbon, 1796-1862
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[3], 4-142, [1], ii-iv pages
Topics: Canada -- History -- Rebellion, 1837-1838., Canada -- Politics and government -- 1791-1841., McGill...
xi, [1], 284 pages ; 23 cm
Topics: Haldimand, Frederick, -- Sir, -- 1718-1791., Du Calvet, Pierre, -- 1735-1786., Canada -- History --...
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by Durham, John George Lambton, Earl of, 1792-1840; Buller, Charles, 1806-1848; Wakefield, Edward Gibbon, 1796-1862
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[5], vi-xvi, [1], 2-423, [1] pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Durham, John George Lambton, -- Earl of, -- 1792-1840 -- Correspondance., Canada -- Politics and...
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by Caron, R. E. (René Edouard), 1800-1876
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18 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Caron, R. E. -- (René Edouard), -- 1800-1876., Statesmen -- Canada., Canada -- Politics and...
[5], 2-59, [1] pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Burke, Edmund, -- 1729-1797. -- Examination of the commercial principles., United States --...
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by Khosraw I, Anushirvan, King of Iran, -579.; Muḥammad Ḥasan transcriber; Jalāl al-Dīn Ṭabāṭabāʼī Zavvārī, Muḥammad, translater; Blacker-Wood Library of Zoology and Ornithology. Manuscript. Ivanow 90.
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92 unnumbered pages ; 25 x 16 cm
Topics: Political science -- Early works to 1800., Iran -- Politics and government., Manuscripts, Persian...
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by Douglas, John, 1721-1807; Bath, William Pulteney, Earl of, 1684-1764; Douglas, John, 1721-1807; Pitt, William, Earl of Chatham, 1708-1778; Force, Peter, 1790-1868, former owner. DLC; Miscellaneous Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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[4], 56 p. ; 20 cm. (8vo)
Topics: Douglas, John, -- 1721-1807 -- Correspondence., Pitt, William, -- Earl of Chatham, -- 1708-1778 --...
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by Girod, Amury, -1837; Boucher-Belleville, J.-P. (Jean-Philippe), 1800-1874, printer
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2 parts ; 26 cm
Topics: Québec (Province) -- Politics and government -- 19th century., Québec (Province) -- Social life...
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by Lebrun, Isidore, 1786-
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4 preliminary pages, 538, 2 unnumbered pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Canada -- Statistics., Canada -- Politics and government -- 1791-1841., Canada -- Politique et...
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[3], 4-126, [2] pages ; 24 cm
Topics: Canada -- Politics and government -- 1838-1841 -- Sources., Canada -- Politics and government --...
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by Tronchin, Jean-Robert, 1710-1793
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117, [1] pages ; 20 cm (8vo)
Topics: Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, -- 1712-1778. -- Émile., Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, -- 1712-1778. -- Du...
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by Douglas, John, 1721-1807; Bath, William Pulteney, Earl of, 1684-1764; Douglas, John, 1721-1807; Pitt, William, Earl of Chatham, 1708-1778; Force, Peter, 1790-1868, former owner. DLC; Miscellaneous Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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[4], 56 p. ; 20 cm. (8vo)
Topics: Douglas, John, -- 1721-1807 -- Correspondence., Pitt, William, -- Earl of Chatham, -- 1708-1778 --...
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[3], 4-24 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: United States -- Politics and government -- To 1775., Great Britain -- Colonies -- America -- Early...
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by Girod, Amury, -1837; Boucher-Belleville, J.-P. (Jean-Philippe), 1800-1874, printer
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2 parts ; 26 cm
Topics: Québec (Province) -- Politics and government -- 19th century., Québec (Province) -- Social life...
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by Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790; Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835; Stevens, Henry, Jr., 1819-1886, former owner. DLC; Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826, former owner. DLC; Kebler, Leonard, donor. DLC; Bedford, Francis, 1799-1883, binder. DLC; Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; Thomas Jefferson Library Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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[4], iv-xi, [2], 2-567, [7] pages, [5] leaves of plates (2 folded) : illustrations (2 folded), portrait ; 24 cm. (4to)
Topics: Franklin, Benjamin, -- 1706-1790 -- Correspondence., United States -- Politics and government -- To...
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by New France; Griffin, Frederick, 1798-1879, former owner; France. Conseil d'État; New France. Conseil supérieur de Québec; New France. Conseil souverain; New France. Ordonnances des intendants et arrêts portant règlements du Conseil supérieur de Québec
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2 volumes ; 26 cm
Topics: Law -- Canada., Canada -- History -- To 1763 (New France), Canada -- Politics and government -- To...
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by Douglas, John, 1721-1807; Bath, William Pulteney, Earl of, 1684-1764; Pitt, William, Earl of Chatham, 1708-1778; Newcastle, Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of, 1693-1768
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48 pages ; 19 cm
Topics: Douglas, John, -- 1721-1807 -- Correspondence., Pitt, William, -- Earl of Chatham, -- 1708-1778 --...
2 preliminary leaves, 52 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Dorchester, Guy Carleton, -- Baron, -- 1724-1808., Livius, Peter, -- 1727-1795., Canada -- Politics...
2 volumes ; folded map ; 20 cm
Topics: Ker, John, -- 1673-1726., Compagnie d'Ostende., West-Indische Compagnie (Netherlands) -- History.,...
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by Mallet, David; Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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[2], 3-68 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 18th century., United States -- History -- French and Indian...
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by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Select Committee on the Civil Government of Canada; Lower Canada. Legislature. House of Assembly
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[5], 2-377, [1] pages ; 24 cm
Topics: Canada -- Politics and government -- 1763-1867., Canada -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1791-1841.,...
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by Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898
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52 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Gladstone, W. E. -- (William Ewart), -- 1809-1898., Prisons -- Italy -- Naples (Kingdom), Prisons...
[3], iv, [1], 6-144, [1], ii-iii, [1] pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Constitutional law -- Canada., Canada -- Politics and government., McGill University Library...
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by Hone, William, 1780-1842
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27 pages, [13] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Topics: Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1800-1837 -- Humor., Political satire, English., McGill...
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by Hart, Gerald E. (Gerald Ephraim), 1849-1936
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[5], 6-44 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustration, portrait ; 22 cm
Topics: Québec (Province). -- Quebec Act., Canada -- History -- 1763-1791., Canada -- Politics and...
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by Elliot, Thomas Frederick, Sir, 1808-1880
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[5], 2-84 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Canada -- History -- Rebellion, 1837-1838., Canada -- Politics and government -- 1791-1841., Canada...
2 volumes ; folded map ; 20 cm
Topics: Ker, John, -- 1673-1726., Compagnie d'Ostende., West-Indische Compagnie (Netherlands) -- History.,...
[3], 78 pages ; 26 cm
Topics: Bigot, François, -- 1703-1778 -- Trials, litigation, etc., Breard, Jacques Michel, -- 1711?-1775...
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[3], 4-45, [1] pages ; 20 cm
Topics: Fitzwilliam, William Wentworth Fitzwilliam, -- Earl, -- 1748-1833., Ireland -- Politics and...
[3], 4-27, [1] pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Finance, Public -- Québec (Province), Revenue -- Québec (Province) -- History., Québec...
[5], vi-xvi, [1], 2-275, [1] pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Canada -- History -- 1791-1841., Québec (Province) -- History., Québec (Province) -- Politics...
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by Ferres, James Moir.; Gilman, Joseph D.
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Editors: James Moir Ferres, 1835-Dec. 6, 1836; Joseph D. Gilman, Dec. 23, 1836-Apr. 1839
Topics: Missisquoi (Québec) -- Periodicals., Québec (Province) -- Politics and government -- 1791-1841...
[1], 2-3, [1] pages ; 28 x 17 cm folded to 17 x 7 cm
Topics: Ontario -- Politics and government., Representative government and representation -- Ontario.,...
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by Ferres, James Moir.; Gilman, Joseph D.
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Editors: James Moir Ferres, 1835-Dec. 6, 1836; Joseph D. Gilman, Dec. 23, 1836-Apr. 1839
Topics: Missisquoi (Québec) -- Periodicals., Québec (Province) -- Politics and government -- 1791-1841...